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Woodworking Tips / Tricks / Re: Use a Painter's Hook for Finishing
« on: June 26, 2012, 04:44:00 pm »
It works well

Projects / Re: windmill
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:19:42 am »
Now that is Cool!! , I want to build one of those one day..

Projects / Re: New Mallet
« on: June 18, 2012, 03:00:36 am »
Oh man Denny, That is one nice looking Mallet.. I would almost be afraid to use it, lol :O)

Projects / Re: Mother's Day Projects
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:38:15 am »
Thank you Jeff, yes she is very happy about it..lol

Woodworking Tips / Tricks / Use a Painter's Hook for Finishing
« on: May 09, 2012, 01:03:25 pm »
Whenever I am spray finishing a Project, I use a Painter's hook (normally used to hang paint pails from a ladder, etc) To suspend my projects so I can spray all sides at 1 time.. This eliminates having to spray, wait, flip, spray..you get the idea.. I thought I would share this quick tip with you all.

Projects / Mother's Day Projects
« on: May 09, 2012, 12:20:25 am »
Hey Guys and Gals, Mother's Day is right around the corner. Are you planning on making anything for the mothers in your life? My mom loves two things, good food and Gardening.. So I decided to build her a Raised Garden Bed. This garden bed is 12 foot by 6 foot and has a raised fountain feature in the back. It should be a fun project to get into...

Be sure to post your Mother's Day Projects in the Forum. I would love to see them.

Projects / Custom Cajon Drum with Walnut Accents.
« on: May 06, 2012, 09:38:07 pm »
Im just about finished with a cutom Cajon Drum. I have to clearcoat it still, but i thought I would share the images with you. This Cajon is being custom made for one of the music store employees who played a key roll in getting my drums on their showroom floor..

General Discussion / Re: Member input and Suggestions.
« on: April 28, 2012, 12:16:02 am »
Excellent Idea!! Safety is important, and our accidents may remind others of precautions they should take..

Woodworking Jigs / Re: Is there truly such a thing as too many clamps?
« on: April 26, 2012, 10:38:35 am »
The thing I like about Harbor Freight is that the clamps are a lifetime guarantee tool...If one should happen to break or go bad, take it back and it is replaced, free, with no hassles and no need to have a receipt... Can't beat that..

Woodworking Jigs / Is there truly such a thing as too many clamps?
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:56:44 pm »
The other day, I went to Harbor Freight Tools and bought then out of clamps due to the great price on their sale... I bought bar clamps, Wood screw clamps, Aluminum bar clamps... even a straight edge clamp... The main reason for buying them not only because of the price. But its because I don not have enough clamps..

 The Buffet and Hutch project I am currently videoing is proof.. I do not have enough large clamps to do all the glue ups at once..I have to do it in sections.. and when that section is dry, glue up the next.. Which is a real time Killer!!  There is nothing worse then waiting for glue to dry.. ha

So tell me about your shop woes.. Do you ever feel that you just don't have enough clamps? Is there a such thing as too many clamps?

What style clamps do you prefer? The one style i do not have in my shop are pipe clamps.. I have been meaning to get a few to try out.. What are your thoughts on Pipe Clamps??

I go to Harbor Freight for the deals.. I know they are not the best clamps out there.. But the price of one "Named Brand" clamp could feed me for a week.. What makes them so expensive? I mean they only have one function...Hold stuff together.. I mean.. is it really necessary to have to break the bank... I sometimes think these big name brands forget about the "Little guy" The hobby woodworker, the ones that don't make money off their woodworking and do it because they love the craft..   And believe you me, There are alot of hobby woodworkers out there.. I don't think it would put the companies in bankruptcy by lowering their price a bit to allow us, dare I say "Mere Mortals"...hahaha. to be able to have this so desired and needed shop tool. 

Oh for the love of Wood!!! / Re: Oh Cedar My Cedar!
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:44:50 pm »
Yes Jeff, it has been a blessing to have this much lumber given the price it costs to buy it... But its not luck my friend. I have contacts with tree services that will deliver trees to me if they have some I might be interested in... Its something everyone should try. Here is a new load that still has to go to the mill..A mixture of Oak, Cedar, and Pecan...

General Discussion / Member input and Suggestions.
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:37:52 pm »
Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing well. First off let me say Thank you for joining Shop Talk. As shop talks member base grows So do the discussions. Which is why Im sending out this post.

If you have any suggestions on the forum's Board Categories, let me know. I tried to cover a lot of the major categories that the members could  post in, but if I missed one, let me know.

Also take a minute if you will and give me your feedback on the forum, the good and bad. I want the Forum to be a pleasant experience for it's members So if there is anything that I can do to make that happen, I will.

If you are not already aware. I recently updated the forums attachments gallery space. So be sure to post those pictures...We love seeing them.

Thank you, and I look forward to your input and feedback

Laney Shaughnessy
AKA Wood_Jedi

General Discussion / Re: something to ponder
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:29:18 pm »
I was a big fan of The New Yankee Workshop...Believe it or not, I wasn't introduced to Roy Underhills, projects, videos, etc until last year. And have become a Fan for sure.

General Discussion / Re: Welcome To Shop Talk
« on: April 25, 2012, 03:26:54 pm »
Thank you Jeff, And Welcome to the Shop Talk Forum. If you have any questions about the forum or anything woodworking in General, don't hesitate to ask.  I look forward to your posts and interacting with you..

Happy Woodworking
Laney Shaughnessy
AKA Wood_Jedi

Woodworking Humor / The reality of being a Shop Owner
« on: April 22, 2012, 01:47:28 am »
A shop owner was being investigated for not paying proper wages to his help. The investigator asks for a list of all the guy’s employees and how much he pays them. The guy says “Well, there’s Earl who’s worked here for 5 years now and he gets $900 a week. And Chuck has been here for 10 months. He makes $500 a week. But there is one guy who works about 18 hours a day. He only clears $10 a week but every now and then he gets a case of beer. What a sap!” “OK,” says the investigator, “I need to see that guy”. The shop owner says “Well that would be me….”

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